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Taliban beheaded female volleyball player, posted photos online, coach says

An Afghan volleyball player on the girls’ national team was beheaded by the Taliban — with gruesome photos of her severed head posted on social media, according to her coach.

Mahjabin Hakimi, one of the best players in the Kabul Municipality Volleyball Club, was slaughtered in the capital city of Kabul as troops searched for female sports players, her coach told the Persian Independent.

She was killed earlier this month, but her death remained mostly hidden because her family had been threatened not to talk, claimed the coach, using a pseudonym, Suraya Afzali, due to safety fears.

Images of Hakimi’s severed neck were published on Afghan social media, according to the paper, which did not say how old she was.

Conflicting reports online suggested that happened earlier, with an apparent death certificate suggesting she was killed Aug. 13 — the final days of the Taliban’s insurgency before seizing Kabul.

However, the Payk Investigative Journalism Center said its sources also confirmed that Hakimi “was ‘beheaded’ by the Taliban in Kabul.” The governing group has yet to comment, Payk Media said.

Afzali told the Persian Independent that she was speaking out to highlight the risk that female sports players face, with only two of the women’s national volleyball team having managed to flee the country.

“All the players of the volleyball team and the rest of the women athletes are in a bad situation and in despair and fear,” she told the paper. “Everyone has been forced to flee and live in unknown places.”

One of the players who escaped, Zahra Fayazi, told the BBC last month that at least one of the players had been killed.

“We don’t want this to repeat for our other players,” she told the broadcaster from her new home in the UK.

“Many of our players who are from provinces were threatened many times by their relatives who are Taliban and Taliban followers.

Many women face persecution from the Taliban due to the fact the extremist group believes that women should be subservient to men and not be allowed any rights.

“The Taliban asked our players’ families to not allow their girls to do sport, otherwise they will be faced with unexpected violence,” Fayazi said.

“They even burned their sports equipment to save themselves and their families. They didn’t want them to keep anything related to sport. They are scared,” she said.

Another teammate who escaped told the BBC everyone was “shocked” when they heard that one of their team had been killed.

“I’m sure it was the Taliban,” said Sophia, a pseudonym to protect her family members still in Afghanistan. “Maybe we will lose other friends,” she said.

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by Anonymousreply 35October 23, 2021 7:28 PM

Sounds like propaganda. We're not going back there. It's not happening. The defense firms won't get their way anymore at least on Afghanistan.

by Anonymousreply 1October 22, 2021 3:47 AM


by Anonymousreply 2October 22, 2021 4:19 AM

Religion of peace

by Anonymousreply 3October 22, 2021 4:37 AM

The Taliban are uneducated rabble. They'll never be able to run a Government/Country even if they try, 'cos none of them can read or write.

by Anonymousreply 4October 22, 2021 4:45 AM

Biden's Brain Fried, Afghan People Died. Real life and death decisions made by a befuddled old buffoon. Trump caused Biden to be elected in a reactionary way. It's therefore Trump's fault, of course.

by Anonymousreply 5October 22, 2021 4:51 AM

Evil motherfuckers.

by Anonymousreply 6October 22, 2021 4:54 AM

[quote]They'll never be able to run a Government/Country

The Taliban aren't interested in statecraft/nation building. They're interested in power, control and the wealth that goes with it. Same all over the Muslim world. That's why Muslim societies are all dysfunctional/failed.

by Anonymousreply 7October 22, 2021 5:01 AM

R5 makes about as much as sense as a Foxidiot.

by Anonymousreply 8October 22, 2021 5:05 AM

#notallmuslims #iknowgreatliberalmuslims #youreallracist

by Anonymousreply 9October 22, 2021 5:32 AM

They thought she was a lesbian.

"The Taliban" is nothing but a greasy, sleazy, boorish tribe of incels who can't get laid. Note how much uglier they are than the average Afghan man. So they use religion to force women into sexual slavery.

by Anonymousreply 10October 22, 2021 6:04 AM

But I invited them to Camp David! There are good people on both sides!

by Anonymousreply 11October 22, 2021 6:10 AM

This is almost as ghastly as what happened to me and Bunny Bixler in the ping-pong semi-finals!

by Anonymousreply 12October 22, 2021 6:22 AM

Thankfully Biden got us the hell out of there. These people must somehow "respect" what the Taliban does to them because they didn't resist them at all when they moved in and took over. We trained them, gave them 80 billion dollars worth of weapons and supplies and they laid it down in the dirt and crapped their pants when the Taliban rolled in. Biden got us the hell out of that shithole, and thank God he did.

by Anonymousreply 13October 22, 2021 6:55 AM

Fuck off, R1.

by Anonymousreply 14October 22, 2021 7:00 AM

R1 is right. This is obviously being promoted for propaganda purposes, just like those kidnapped mercenaries (missionaries - honest freudian slip) in Haiti.

Any coincidence the Washington Post is now calling for the invasion of Haiti?

by Anonymousreply 15October 22, 2021 7:59 AM

Oh, come on , r3! They're a small percentage of Muslims. Yes, there are over a BILLION Muslims on out there. Yes, 'a small percent' of a billion is still a shit ton of people. Yes, there's a steady migration of Muslims into the 'evil West'. Yes, they multiply like rabbits and indoctrinate hatred of the West into their first gen children. Yes, they're taught it's okay to lie to others about their true religious/practices beliefs to avoid consequences. We have nothing to fear.

by Anonymousreply 16October 22, 2021 8:15 AM

R2, Give us a break. Nobody could break the Taliban. Nobody.

by Anonymousreply 17October 22, 2021 8:24 AM

[quote]Nobody could break the Taliban

No one was interested in "breaking" the Taliban. Afghans were interested in scamming the gullible Westerners out of their wealth. And they did an admirable job of it. To the tune of hundreds of BILLIONS of dollars.

by Anonymousreply 18October 22, 2021 8:37 AM

Afghans = as useful as goats.

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by Anonymousreply 19October 22, 2021 8:50 AM


by Anonymousreply 20October 22, 2021 9:04 AM

[quote] [R1] is right. This is obviously being promoted for propaganda purposes, just like those kidnapped mercenaries (missionaries - honest freudian slip) in Haiti.

R15, you are an idiot. Why shouldn't this be reported?

by Anonymousreply 21October 22, 2021 11:30 PM

They'll be okay once they are assigned a wifeslave. Most of them haven't gotten laid since 2001.

The bachelors?

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by Anonymousreply 22October 23, 2021 6:29 AM

Talibans are uneducated, uncivilized, filthy, dirty, and evil barbarians

by Anonymousreply 23October 23, 2021 6:36 AM

And yet Trump negotiated with them behind the Afghan governments back, and then freed them.

by Anonymousreply 24October 23, 2021 7:29 AM

Another baseless zionist propaganda . Why no other reputable media organisation reported this yet?

by Anonymousreply 25October 23, 2021 10:48 AM

The Afghans had 20 years and countless trillion$$ of American aid to set up a stable government. Instead their President fled the country. Not my problem.

by Anonymousreply 26October 23, 2021 10:59 AM

Oh fuck off r25

by Anonymousreply 27October 23, 2021 11:17 AM

They’re just following the rules of their death cult.

by Anonymousreply 28October 23, 2021 11:21 AM

Silence, no outrage from the muslim world, as usual.

We no longer need oil from muslim countries, so fuck 'em and a comprehensive muslim immigration ban is completely justified.

by Anonymousreply 29October 23, 2021 11:30 AM

R25 "zionist" is a bigoted slur. Just like nigger. Or in your case, sand nigger.

by Anonymousreply 30October 23, 2021 12:43 PM

R18, I thought my allusion to the various invaders was clear, but apparently not.

It IS and has been eminently clear that male Afghans of any persuasion---similar to many American men [See: Texas]--like Taliban-style misogyny.

by Anonymousreply 31October 23, 2021 7:14 PM

Did they play a game with her head?


by Anonymousreply 32October 23, 2021 7:22 PM

[quote] Another baseless zionist propaganda . Why no other reputable media organisation reported this yet?

They don't care about women. Have you been living under a rock?

by Anonymousreply 33October 23, 2021 7:22 PM

“We come in peace!” “OK but only if you cut our heads off nicely! Feel free to walk all over us like doormats, the US will come save us…. OH WAIT ✈️ “

by Anonymousreply 34October 23, 2021 7:27 PM

R31, you are either vastly delusional or have absolutely no clue what life is like for women (and gays) in muslim countries.

by Anonymousreply 35October 23, 2021 7:28 PM
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